Democratic Colorado Gov. Jared Polis mocked President Trump on Wednesday hours after he revealed in a speech that the U.S. is building a border wall in Colorado.
“Well this is awkward…Colorado doesn’t border Mexico,” Polis wrote on Facebook after the apparent misstatement by Trump.
“Good thing Colorado now offers free full day kindergarten so our kids can learn basic geography,” he added.
During a speech in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Trump said “we’re building a wall in Colorado.”
“We’re building a beautiful wall, a big one that really works that you can’t get over, you can’t get under,” he went on, adding: “And we’re building a wall in Texas. And we’re not building a wall in Kansas, but they get the benefit of the walls we just mentioned. And Louisiana’s incredible.”
President Trump: "We're building a wall on the border of New Mexico and we're building a wall in Colorado." pic.twitter.com/f9ZIdxOhXt
— The Hill (@thehill) October 23, 2019
Several politicians took to social media to mock the president’s remarks.
— Sen. Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) October 23, 2019
— John Hickenlooper (@Hickenlooper) October 23, 2019